Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University


The annual conferences extending over several days and held in English are dedicated to one of the thematic focus areas of the Institute. They are intended to generalize and internationalize the objects of research at the Institute in disciplinary terms.


These international conferences help to generate diverse contacts that promote the inclusion of the Institute in various networks. Their participants are the leading figures in the respective field as well as young scholars presenting the findings of their research in this venue. Selected papers from the annual conferences appear in the Institute's Yearbook.

Annual Conference

»Das Hebräerland«

Else Lasker-Schüler und die deutsch-jüdische Palästina-Dichtung ihrer Zeit


The Dubnow Institute, in cooperation with the Institute of German Language and Literature, Leipzig University, Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach, and Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


6 to 8 February 2019

Venue: Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow, Goldschmidtstr. 28, Leipzig




The conference will take the 150th birthday of Else Lasker-Schüler as an point of departure to take a fresh look at her work in patricular and on the German-language Palestinian poetry of the early 20th century in general.



Yvonne Al-Taie (Kiel), Lina Barouch (Jerusalem/Marbach), Nicolas Berg (Leipzig), Cornelia Blasberg (Münster), Stephanie Bremerich (Leipzig), Jan Bürger (Marbach), Dieter Burdorf (Leipzig), Jörg Deventer (Leipzig), Birgit Erdle (Göttingen), Lutz Fiedler (Berlin), Leonhard Herrmann (Leipzig), Jakob Hessing (Jerusalem), Julia Ingold (Kiel), Caroline Jessen (Marbach), Joachim Kalka (Darmstadt), Magnus Klaue (Leipzig), Birgit M. Körner (Basel), Marcel Lepper (Berlin), Vivian Liska (Antwerpen), Enrico Lucca (Leipzig), Sandra Richter (Marbach), Joachim Schlör (Southampton), Itta Shedletzky (Jerusalem), Thomas Sparr (Berlin), Daniel Weidner (Berlin), Yfaat Weiss (Jerusalem/Leipzig)




Panel discussion

Jerusalem als literarischer Ort der Moderne

with Thomas Sparr (Berlin) and Joachim Kalka (Darmstadt)

Introduction: Jörg Deventer (Leipzig)


On Thursday, 7 February 2019, 5 pm a panel discussion about Sparr‘s new publication »Grundewald im Orient« will take place as part of the Annual Conference.


For more information... (German)


Venue: Haus des Buches – Literaturhaus Leipzig